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Date Last Updated: 12-05-2017

Survey Name:

Access to Finance

Survey purpose:

The purpose of this survey is to examine (a) where there may be constraints on the availability of finance (b) how these constraints may be changing (c) the need for finance in the future and (d) the sources from which businesses would wish to obtain this finance.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable

Periodicity:

Ad hoc

Statistical Population:

All enterprises employing less than 250 persons

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

State

Time Coverage:

2010, 2014

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

NACE sectors B to E (Industry), F (Construction) and G to N, excluding J (Selected services excluding Financial Services)

Survey Size:

6,000 enterprises (2014)

Principal Variables:

Constraints on the availability of finance, how these constraints may be changing, the need for finance in the future and the sources from which businesses would wish to obtain this finance.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Central Bank, Department Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation & other users.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Keith McSweeney

Contact Person Function:

Senior Statistician

Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000